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BullSheetCakeMom...formerly known as (Kitchen)Sink or Swim!!

Keeping it between the mustard and the mayonnaise 
 
Nov. 1, 2011 4:10 am 
Updated: Nov. 26, 2011 6:50 pm

Sounds like a great title for a blog about food.  It's not, though.

It's what my Ricky husband has been doing since completing truck driving school...the mustard being the yellow stripe down the left side of the road. The mayonnaise being the one on the right.  

First time he told me that he was "keepin' it between the mustard and the mayonnaise", he said something about ketchup and a mess if he didn't succeed.  

 

Nope, we're not talkin' about food.

 

Truck driving school was near the death of me.  For the first 4 weeks Rick was able to stay in a motel close to school. It was being provided by the Oklahoma Rural Opportunities program that got him in the school in the first place.  I say it was close... 

Driving 20 miles a day when gas was darn near 4 dollars a gallon and you have zero income... Not close enough!!  After 4 weeks Ricky had to drive the 108 miles everyday...coming home at night to eat, sleep and kiss a girl.  

 

That lasted another 4 weeks.

 

Were it not for my mom and my brother's financial help, we would surely not have survived to see Ricky complete his training.  

 

Now he has a job driving a hot shot truck.  For those not 'in the know', a hot shot trucker is the guy that gets the phone call  "Oil rig #209 out in the middle of nowhere Texas needs this part for their rig and we need it now".  Rick has made a trip up and down the Texas panhandle and a trip to Casper, Wyoming.  He turned down a trip to Ft. Collins, Colorado....no sleep...no driving.  So far so good, I guess.  I don't know if I like it yet or not.  Ask me after the money starts rollin' in.



 
Comments
Nov. 1, 2011 5:10 am
SPOOKY, I was just thinking about you yesterday wondering, why don't she write? Glad the Rick is movin' on, and tell him to keep his pickle in place between the mustard and mayo. Many men in my family are truckers and it was always a thrill of mine to drive an 18 wheeler. Way back when, I dated a trucker for a bit and would go on some of his runs-I got to drive the rig, shhhhh, when we hit remote northern Saskatchewan. We figured if there were few people, then there were few police to pull me over. It was a rush and a half, the power of the truck and the noise of that diesel engine was a dream come true for me. Did I mention I was 19 at the time, dreams were small in comparison to life now. Soon you can go for your license and roll on with him:) Good to see you around, notice I gave you a smiley face, not a wink;)
 
Nov. 1, 2011 6:27 am
Haha, Rick is scared for me to drive a big rig! I would have wrote much sooner but we have been po' folks lately and our internet service was cut off. I'll catch up with ya' later. Gotta get a girl to the dentist. :)
 
Nov. 1, 2011 7:18 am
Congrats on Ricky completing school and the job! Hurray! Things are lookin' up!
 
Nov. 1, 2011 8:59 am
Not sure I would want to do that, I spent 8 years away from my wife when I was in the army, And don't plan to move, or do any lonely nights. I am glad he found a job however.
 
Nov. 1, 2011 9:29 am
Yeah, I seconded the spooky! I was just thinking about you this week and wondering how you were. My DH (after being laidoff since April) did the same thing with the truck driving he was gone for 4 weeks for school & home on the weekends and 1 month straight driving. He HATED it and did not like the company he was driving for so back home he is. I hope Rick likes his company better and they treat him well! Glad to see you blogging :)
 
Nov. 1, 2011 11:54 am
I'm happy to see you are writing again. Hugs all around.
 
Mamaw1 
Nov. 3, 2011 6:35 am
I wondered where you were. Love your blog title - I don't think I've heard that before! So glad you are back, and your family is "up and running" again. Trucking can be brutal. Our neighbor has resorted to this to make a living. He finally got "home at nights" job. Good to see you.
 
Nov. 26, 2011 6:50 pm
Wow! Sounds like tough times there for a while. I hope life smooths out for your family now. I love the blog title. :)
 
 
 
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